Monday, April 11, 2011

The beginning of the end?

Could this really be it?  I think I've been waiting for this time of my life since I was 13 and first got my cycle.

Auntie Flo has never been my friend.  I can barely remember the "excitement" about becoming a woman when I was a tweenager because when Auntie first came to visit I was like "WHAT THE???  Who in their right mind thinks this is a good thing?  OYE!"  (note: I've tried to put a better spin on things for Darly.)  But honestly, what is good about this?

So when I started noticing some signs of peri-menopause, I was THRILLED!  I couldn't be more happy about entering this time of my life.  I was ready to start singing

But then things started going back to how they were before!  What was going on???  and then I figured it out...seems that lovely Darly was sharing her hormones with me.  oh boy!

Luckily that only lasted a few months and it seems I'm back on track for menopause again.  w00t!  Although there are some symptoms that I'm having that I would rather do without.

One thing is that I don't want go through menopause on hormone replacement therapy.  My mom and mother in law both used HRT and did okay, but I think that I'm pretty well informed about the pros and cons and it just doesn't seem to me that HRT is the way to go for me.  So I've been looking into products like Estroven.  

Estroven® products are herbal supplements made with all-natural ingredients to provide natural menopause symptom relief. Black cohosh plus soy isoflavones are combined with essential nutrients like calcium, folic acid, and B-vitamins. These work naturally in the body to help reduce hot flashes, night sweats, and other menopausal symptoms. Hundreds of thousands of women trust Estroven® products every year, and pharmacists recommend them 3 to 1 over other brands of menopause supplements.†
Estroven has different menopause formulas to help combat symptoms, so I'll be grabbing the one that looks right for me.  I'm also going to make more of an effort to get to the gym (swimsuit season is coming up fast!) so that should help too.

I'm also liking Estroven on Facebook so I can keep up to date on savings.  Just looking at their wall I'm learning all kinds of great stuff. :D

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Estroven and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.


  1. LOL. I'd say that 99.9% of all women agree with you.

  2. Good luck! You know I'm having a big party when I'm done. ;-)